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ITU SYMPOSIUM, Arusha 1-3 April 2003 TELECENTERS TO CONNECT AFRICA WORLDSPACE EXPERIENCE Roxana Dunnette dipl.eng.MS.

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1 ITU SYMPOSIUM, Arusha 1-3 April 2003 TELECENTERS TO CONNECT AFRICA WORLDSPACE EXPERIENCE Roxana Dunnette dipl.eng.MS

2 Proprietary & Confidential 2 WorldSpace Coverage – Current & Planned 25 MHz Digital Broadcasting System with Multi-Continent Coverage Digital CD quality broadcast of music, news, and multimedia to underserved countries Broadband broadcast of multimedia/internet content around the world Mobile Digital Audio Broadcasting to at least 250 million automobiles Electronic distribution of music & books to global markets New market opportunity to deliver content to PDAs and mobile phones around the world In Service Awaiting Launch Planned In Service 5.8 Billion People, 155 Countries, 95% of the Worlds Population

3 Proprietary & Confidential 3 Premium Digital Audio Receivers Compact, high quality portable, addressable satellite receivers Premium at $150 - $200 WorldSpace - WSSR JOYEAR (Korea) BPL (India) $55 - $125 Polytron (Indonesia)

4 Proprietary & Confidential 4 User Terminal Options WorldSpace radio receiver to listen to audio WorldSpace PC Card in Users PC to listen to the audio & view visuals Telephone/Internet (Chat, VOIP)-based interaction LAN-based distribution TV & Cable-based distribution

5 Proprietary & Confidential 5 WORLDSPACE experience with Telecenters / Telekiosks in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana Initiative started at Telecom 99 in Geneva with ITU-BDT. What we need : Country government support Local partner Community leadership Run on a commercial base Women as managers Transfer of knowledge from one country to another

6 Proprietary & Confidential 6 WORLDSPACE MOBILE TELEKIOSK FOR REMOTE AND RURAL AREAS 4x4 van with: Multimedia Area (4 WorldSpace receivers, 4 PCs) offers radio and multimedia content Radio Studio for local radio shows and recordings Outside area for social and community activities Public telephones (3), fax and Internet Power generator, air conditioning, various antennas

7 Proprietary & Confidential 7 MOBILE TELEKIOSK

8 Proprietary & Confidential 8 TELEKIOSK - MULTIMEDIA AREA

9 Proprietary & Confidential FIXED TELEKIOSK. - Is an under 10000$ unit with WorldSpace, Telecom and Audiovisual equipment offering: Support for education and distance learning (via WorldSpace system) Public health prevention Disaster and agricultural warnings Communication tool for the local business community (telephone, fax, ) Entertainment (radio and TV)

10 Proprietary & Confidential 10 FIXED TELEKIOSK TYPE 1, SEVARE IN MALI

11 Proprietary & Confidential 11 TELEPHONE AND FAX, SEVARE IN MALI

12 Proprietary & Confidential 12 INTERNET AND WORLDSPACE MULTIMEDIA

13 Proprietary & Confidential 13 WORLDSPACE IN SENEGAL Partnership with OSIRIS (Observatoire sur les Systèmes dInformation, les Réseaux et les Inforoutes au Sénégal) Caravan Radio - Multimedia, travels to 20 regions of Senegal New services added: Poste, Teleconference, Banking, Telemedicine, DVD Cinema, Live Coverage of Cultural Events Sites for 100 Multimedia Telekiosks identified

14 Proprietary & Confidential 14 THE CARAVAN IN THE VILLAGE OF MBORO

15 Proprietary & Confidential 15 ANOTHER STOP OF THE CARAVAN

16 Proprietary & Confidential 16

17 Proprietary & Confidential 17 WorldSpace Satellite WorldSpace Uplink Station What is ….??? Teacher/Speaker Live Audio Slide Show Control (notes+ chat) Phone conversation with students Individual User with WS PC Card Village Class Room with WS Radio Rec. Campus/School LAN CLASS Local Q&A transmitted live Interactivity channels Internet

18 Proprietary & Confidential 18 APPLICATIONS for bridging the digital divide KENYA Education in schools INDIA Education, Telemedicine, Disaster awareness MALI Community telecenters ( 4 ) MALI, SENEGAL,MAURITANIA,GHANA Mobile Telekiosk SOUTH AFRICA Edukiosks AFGANISTAN Education GHANA Good governance, Rural development

19 Proprietary & Confidential 19 ON THE ROAD AGAIN….


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